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Health and Physical Education: The Key to a Healthier Ontario

Monday, January 31, 2011
Each year the Ontario government invites citizens and organizations to submit their thoughts, ideas and recommendations for the provincial budget. Ophea's 2011 submission is as follows: Ontarians are concerned about their overall state of health; they want their government to commit to making...

New Physical Activity Guidelines for Canadians!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
New Physical Activity Guidelines for all Canadians were released early this week by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). This release directly follows reports from Stats Canada last week that Canadians are not getting enough physical activity. Equally concerning is the fact that...

World-Class Results from a World-Class Education System

Monday, December 13, 2010
Ontario has a world-class education system, and the recent results of the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) affirmed that. The assessment showed that Ontario’s 15-year-olds are second only to...

Recharge with Milk - Up Your Game!

Friday, December 3, 2010
The Dairy Farmers of Canada is offering an elite level basketball skills development program for high school coaches and players. Read more below, or visit www.UpYourGame.ca! Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), in collaboration with provincial school athletic associations, is offering a basketball...

2011 Conference Committee - Volunteers Needed!

Friday, November 26, 2010
Ophea is looking for members for its 2011 Conference Committee! The Ophea Conference is a valuable (and fun!) professional learning opportunity, and we need individuals from the education, public health and recreation sectors to help support the planning and implementation of this exciting event!...

Ophea's 2009/10 Annual Report

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We may not know what the future holds, but what we do know is that if our kids learn to grow up healthy, so will our communities. With the release of The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education (H&PE), 2010 (revised), and the continued government focus on other key...

Healthy Schools & Communities Presentation Opportunities

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Creating awareness and information sharing are important in the development of healthy schools and communities. Do you have success stories or new and innovative tactics to share? Following are calls for presenters for two conferences you may be interested in! Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition...

Upcoming events, contests and opportunities

Monday, November 8, 2010
The 2010 Ophea and PHE Canada National Conference is complete, we have passed Thanksgiving and Halloween, and the first progress reports for Ontario elementary students will soon be on their way home. Ophea and many of our partners have been very busy this year helping you to develop healthy...

Did you complete your Ophea crossword?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Ophea has created a healthy schools and communities crossword puzzle in English and French! Once you have filled yours in, check your answers here: English Crossword AnswersFrench Crossword Answers The English version is hyperlinked to connect you with information about the topics and programs...

Invitation: PHAC's online consultation to update Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines / Invitation: consultation électronique de l'ASPC qui guidera l'élaboration d'une version

Monday, October 18, 2010
The Public Health Agency of Canada is inviting the public to particpate an online consultation to inform updates to Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines. See below for more information, and be sure to make your opinion heard! Dear Sir or Madam: Canada's Physical Activity Guides provide Canadians...

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